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Vietnam readies for “Industry 4.0” era

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Vietnam plans to digitise its economy and administration through its modern telecom and IT infrastructure in order "to succeed in the era of the...
Vietnam, Brunei biggest winners in competitiveness index in ASEAN

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Vietnam and Brunei emerged as the countries that improved their competitiveness the most within Southeast Asia in the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released...
Cambodia “least tourism-friendly country” in Southeast Asia: WEF

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Cambodia scores lowest in Southeast Asia as per most indicators in the newly released, biannual Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report of the World Economic...
Cambodia takes center stage as host for WEF on ASEAN

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With the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN kicking off on May 10 in Phnom Penh, for thress days all eyes are on host...
Thailand set to struggle with expected tourist influx of 60 million by 2030

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With this year's Global Summit of the World Travel & Tourism Council being held in Thailand's capital Bangkok on April 26 and 27, the...
ASEAN’s emerging economies slip in competitiveness ranking

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All ASEAN-5 countries except Singapore dropped in the new Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), some of them significantly....
Thailand, Indonesia drop in global competitiveness

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Thailand and Indonesia were the only two countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that dropped in the new Global Competitiveness Report...
Indonesia’s GDP to surge, surpassing Russia’s, Australia’s by 2023

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Southeast Asia’s most populous nation, Indonesia, is set to become a trillion-dollar economy as early as in two years, according to a forecast by...
Japanese convenience store eyes expansion to Philippines

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Japanese convenience store giant Lawson Inc. has set its sights on the Philippines, a move that would further heat up the retail scene in...
New Indonesian economics minister: Country on track for AEC

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Indonesia's newly installed chief economics minister Chairul Tanjung made his first foreign appearance at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, promoting Indonesia and...
Indonesia eyes 7-8% growth from 2016

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Indonesia will continue to tread a cautious monetary path over the next two years to shore up the economy’s fundamentals, but could expect to emerge...
Tapping the UAE’s digital opportunities

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Arabnet, the region’s hub for digital investment and innovation in the UAE, will host the ArabNet Digital Summit 2014 from June 3-5 at Atlantis...
PISA results highlight urgent need for education push in ASEAN

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The latest global student survey of the Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, issued last week, has not been all too flattering for...
Cambodia ranked most corrupt country in ASEAN

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Cambodia has been ranked Southeast Asia’s most corrupt country, surpassing Laos and Burma on Transparency International’s recently published corruption index 2013. Cambodia ranked 160...
Please – CSR is not Ethics in Business

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I was watching Lord Adair Turner, the former head of the Financial Services Authority of the UK, on Al Jazeera discussing the topic “Has...
Philippines poorest among ASEAN-5

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The Philippines is now the fastest-growing member of ASEAN, but it remains the poorest among the five major economies in the group, the...
Malaysia ranks poorly in gender equality

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A recent index published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked Malaysia 102 out of 136 countries, within ASEAN just ahead of Cambodia (104)....
US firms keen to expand in the Philippines

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A delegation of 13 leading US companies organised by the US-Asean Business Council concluded a visit to the Philippines this week on a buoyant...